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VOC Café - Schreierstoren

The VOC Café is a bar located in the basement of the Schreierstoren. In the 17th and 18th centuries, VOC (Dutch East India Company) crewmen come to this tower to board flat-bottomed boats for the Dutch island of Texel. Sailors heading to the East Indies would wait in Texel for favourable winds. Legend has it that the tower’s name (weeping tower) came from the crying women that bid their husbands farewell here.

VOC Café - Schreierstoren

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VOC Café - Schreierstoren
Prins Hendrikkade 94-95
1012 AE Amsterdam
VOC Café Today the Schreierstoren houses a café. There’s also a captain’s room available for meetings, private parties or even weddings. The café serves genuine sailor’s genever called “Egte Zeeduycker Schoot-an”.

VOC Café - Schreierstoren

Location
VOC Café - Schreierstoren
Prins Hendrikkade 94-95
1012 AE Amsterdam